Sports briefs: Meads, Scranton lead DHS at cross country meet

The Davis High boys and girls cross country squads ran to identical fourth-place finishes on Saturday as they competed in the Sacramento State Hornet Jamboree at Granite Regional Park. Blue Devil sophomore Sophie Meads had the highest place of the day for both teams with her fifth-place effort, crossing the finish line in 19:28. Coach […]

Thor Roberts and Alexander McClintock AYSO opening day 2011 photo

Most of the more than 1,800 players who are expected to participate in the fall season of AYSO took the field on Saturday for the organization’s opening day of games. The celebration continues Sunday as players in uniform, who are 13 and under, are invited to get in free to the UCD  men’s and women’s […]

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UCD roundup: Aggies get another OT win over a Pac-12 squad

The UC Davis men’s soccer team is starting to like this overtime thing … For the second straight contest, the Aggies took down a Pac-12 school in extra minutes — on Friday the victim was visiting Oregon State. Freshman midfielder Eddie Manella’s slider into the left corner bounced past Oregon State goalkeeper Steve Spangler with […]

UCD football notebook: Youth shines despite loss to Bobcats

By Paul Burns BOZEMAN, Mont. — It all started so promisingly. For two possessions on Saturday at Montana State, UC Davis looked like it was ready to compete against the best of the Big Sky Conference, a league the Aggies will join in 2012. Quarterback Randy Wright was sharp. Receiver Tom Hemmingsen had glue on […]

Montana State scores 28 straight to take down UCD

By Paul Burns BOZEMAN, Mont. — A week ago at Arizona State, the UC Davis football team finished strong. On Saturday at Montana State, the Aggies started strong. If only they could do both in a single game. After yielding an early touchdown to UCD, the sixth-ranked Bobcats rattled off 28 consecutive points and cruised […]

Blue Devils roll to 28-12 victory over Sacramento

When a team doesn’t play its best football — when it lets penalties get in the way of scoring opportunities — yet still wins, observers believe that’s a sign of a decent program. Introducing your new, improved Davis High Blue Devils … In a 28-12 victory over Sacramento High on Friday, 1,500 DHS fans saw […]

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Jerry Lilliedoll: the driving force at Davis Golf Course

To most golfers, it remains good ol’ Muni. The golf course that resembles the Little Engine That Could has been the home to PGA superstar Nick Watney and countless recreational duffers. Davis Golf Course — as it’s now known — has gone from a threatened facility in the mid-1970s to a lush and affordable venue […]

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Sacramento surges past JV Devils

The good news for the Davis High junior varsity football team is that things can only get better. The bad news is that’s  because the Blue Devils committed four turnovers, surrendered four sacks, and allowed three touchdowns of 45 yards or more on Friday night in a 20-7 loss to Sacramento at Ron & Mary […]

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Secondary is primary to Davis High’s new defense

Who knew these guys would have a defense? After a 2010 season in which Davis High was shredded for an average of 430 yards per game, coaches knew there would be improvements … but this? In a 28-12 victory over Sacramento on Friday, the Blue Devils allowed 134 yards rushing and passing to the Dragons […]

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River Cats go down 2-0

Somewhere, the Sacramento River Cats picked up a particularly bad habit. For the second straight postseason, the Cats began the Pacific Coast League Playoffs by dropping two consecutive road games and putting themselves on the brink of elimination as the come home for the final three first-round contests at Raley Field. Last year, Sacramento battled back […]

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Davis boys find time to beat Rocklin

ROCKLIN — From now on, everybody at Davis High needs to make duplicates of all communication regarding boys soccer. Tuesday’s game at Del Oro was canceled. The Golden Eagles said Blue Devil coach Ashley Yudin didn’t want to play. The veteran DHS mentor has a May 8 email confirming the date. Then on Thursday, the […]

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Aggies see themselves as equals in matchup with Montana State

UC Davis football fans who hear head coach Bob Biggs talk about Saturday’s game at Montana State will start swelling up with Aggie pride. All that is left is for the UCD squad to back up their coach in a hostile Bozeman, Mont., environment against the sixth-ranked team in the Football Championship Subdivision. “My attitude […]

Pac-12 should keep winning in Week 2

It was a rough opening week during which national championship hopes were dashed for fully 50 percent of the teams that took the field. This week’s picks are as follows: CAL over COLORADO … no, this is not a Pac-12 game. Or even a Pac-10 game. It was scheduled before Ralphie and the Buffaloes joined […]